7 September 2011
IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano, has opened the IAEA's new Safeguards Clean Laboratory Extension, which is part of the Environmental Sample Laboratory located in Seibersdorf, Austria. The laboratory provides the Department of Safeguards with vastly improved analytical capabilities to support the IAEA's verification activities. Ground was also broken on the site of the new Nuclear Material Laboratory. Construction, which will begin soon, is scheduled to be completed by 2014.